Finale is another musical notation software that I began using about half-way through high school. It’s cross-platform and contains many features that Noteworthy has, although I personally don’t use it for much except for when I need to print quality sheet music. When it comes to general audio work, I tend to start with Noteworthy. I would have liked to discuss a comparison with Finale’s popular competitor known as Sibelius, though unfortunately I have only used it very briefly. For me, Finale does exactly what I need it to, so I don’t have many qualms about it. I recommend searching some other websites if you are interested in the details as to what music notation software is truly best for your purposes.
- Great for producing professional quality sheet music
- Lets you export to many formats such as .mid, .wav, .mp3, and Music XML
- Lots of freedom for arranging articulations, expressions, etc.
- Allows the use of VST plug-ins for audio playback
- Contains tons of advanced features
- A bit expensive
- Very strict musical notation rules
- Can be a bit buggy at times